Jamming problems

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ANAKINANAYA, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. ANAKINANAYA

    ANAKINANAYA New Member

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    I have reloaded for about 5 years now recently i have reloaded 308 win for my lr-308 i went to the range and shot about 10 rounds then on went click a misfire. Tried to extract it by pulling on the charging handle but couldn't. I had to use a rubber hammer and finally it came out. Tried it again and it happen about four more times rounds look fine. Maybe the neck was expanded to much ? Any advise will help.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Yer not holding the cartridge close enuff to the computer for me to tell. :p

    two possibles out of many- check case length if you have not been trimming- some brass is noteworthy for "growing" in length. Also check loaded cartridge OAL- too long, you will have rifling marks on bullet from jamming it into lands.

    Of course, you have checked and THOROUGHLY cleaned the chamber already...........
     

  3. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    C3 soo true. Spoken like an old reloader who has been there and done that.:)


    DK
     
  4. noylj

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    There is also incomplete sizing. Use of brass previously fired in another gun or not fully resizing your fired cases.
    You may need a small-base sizing die.
    Load several inert (no powder or primer) rounds and cycle them.
     
  5. csaw44

    csaw44 New Member

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    Also, if the cases are not trimmed you could have a slight bulge just below the shoulder caused by the neck being forced down in the seating die.